Dade Van Der Werf

Dade Van Der Werf


Senior Associate

Dade joined the VMDO team in 2013 and has over 20 years of experience working for prominent architecture firms and institutions of higher education up-and-down the east coast, including UVA’s Office of Facilities Planning & Construction. Dade has established himself as a key contributor to the firm’s higher education concentration, including, to VMDO’s designs for Clemson University’s Core Campus and Virginia Tech's Creativity and Innovation District.

Dade’s varied experience and deeply involved approach produce creative designs that are well-informed and functionally sound. His careful project management style and extensive experience ensure that projects are delivered on-time and under-budget.


Master of Architecture, Yale University, 1996

Bachelor of Arts, Phi Beta Kappa, Duke University, 1993